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How Stuck Are America's Homeowners, Really?

Two studies come to very different conclusions

What an Old British Cartoon Can Teach Us About Urbanism

A World War II era case for walkable communities

Postcard From Atlanta

Photos from Moreland Avenue and other news

How Our Brains Navigate the City

By using a mental map oriented to the north, says a group of psychologists

Walkable by Accident

Sometimes, a car-independent lifestyle can spring up where you least expect it

In Tennessee, All Innovation Is Regional

A governor's ambitious plan to foster knowledge-based jobs across the state

An R&D Lab for Transit Tech Tools

Arlington County's Mobility Lab experiments with high-tech ways to help people get over their transit phobias

In New York, Growing a Technology Hub

The city invests millions to build a state-of-the-art technology campus

Innovative State and City Government Solutions to Watch in 2012

A special report from the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation looks at local solutions to our national woes

Study of the Day: HUD's Housing Legacy

Does moving residents from high-poverty neighborhoods to low-poverty ones work?

Defining a 'Meaningful' Space

Sometimes just using your eyeballs is the best place to start

Postcard From Raleigh

A zombie battle and other news 

The Where and Why of Coachella 2012

A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup

A Public Space That Plays With You

A funky exhibit in Istanbul is part of a growing trend of "interactive architecture" that's easy to access

The Right Fix for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

King's memorial in Washington should reflect the dignity and humility of the man it honors

Why More Homeless Shelters Should Allow Alcohol

Wet shelters may be connected to more deaths than we'd like, but they offer a last-resort home to the chronically homeless

Concert of the Day: A Free Show at the Epicenter of Homelessness in L.A.

Street festival aims to reduce the stigma of Skid Row

After Demolishing a Highway, How Should a City Rebuild?

A round-up of the best comments from this week's The Big Fix

A Boston Museum's Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New

How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design